BRITISH MILITARY KIT THROUGH THE AGES

The British soldier has come to be nicknamed “Tommy Atkins”. It is therefore only fitting that a photographer named Thom Atkinson took these series of photos, demonstrating the evolution of the British soldier’s kit throughout the ages. From the Battle of Hastings to patrolling in Helmand Province, this is what Tommy Atkins carried and wore as he marched off to war!

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NORMAN KNIGHT, HASTINGS 1066

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CRUSADER KNIGHT, THIRD CRUSADE, CIRCA 1190

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LONGOWMAN (YEOMAN) 100 YEARS WAR, EARLY 15TH CENTURY

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YORKIST SOLDIER, LIVERY DUKE OF NORFOLK, WAR OF THE ROSES, 2ND-HALF 15TH CENTURY

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ELIZABETHAN ERA CALIVERMAN, TRAINED BANDS, LATE 16TH CENTURY

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MUSKETEER OF THE NEW MODEL ARMY, ENLISH CIVIL WAR, MID-17TH CENTURY

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PRIVATE, WAR OF THE SPANISH SUCCESSION, FIRST DECADE 18TH CENTURY

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PRIVATE, BATTLE OF WATERLOO, 1815

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PRIVATE, RIFLE BRIGADE, CRIMEAN WAR 1854

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PRIVATE, INFANTRY REGIMENT, WORLD WAR ONE, 1914-1918

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LANCE CORPORAL, PARA REGIMENT, WORLD WAR TWO, 1944

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ROYAL MARINE COMMANDO, FALKLANDS WAR, 1982

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SAPPER, ROYAL ENGINEERS, AFGHANISTAN, 2014

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3 Responses to BRITISH MILITARY KIT THROUGH THE AGES

  1. Terry says:

    Welcome back.

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